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Altra
Via Olympus Running Shoe - Men's

4.005464480874317 out of 5 stars
183 Reviews
$93.47 - $169.95
Up to 45% off
Color:Black

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Why We Like The Altra Via Olympus Running Shoe

The rocker shape of the Via Olympus Running Shoe encourages a swift stride while we're making our way downtown. As is tradition with Altra shoes, this runner features a roomy toe box for a natural positioning.

Details

  • Lightweight and springy road running shoe
  • Rocker shape propels us forward swiftly
  • 33mm of foam is the highest stack yet for premium squish
  • High-profile foam midsole ensures supreme cushioning
  • Item #ATRQ04F
Upper Material
synthetic mesh
Waterproofing
none
Lining
synthetic
Closure
lace
Footbed
cushioned
Midsole
EGO MAX EVA
Sole
rubber
Last
straight
Support Type
neutral
Cushion
maximum
Heel / Forefoot Height
33 / 33mm
Drop
0mm
Claimed Weight
11oz
Manufacturer Warranty
300 - 500miles
Activity
road running

Overall Rating

4 based on 183 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 19 reviews
2 Stars - 14 reviews
3 Stars - 21 reviews
4 Stars - 22 reviews
5 Stars - 107 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

Stiff!!

Loved the original foot bed, but very stiff. Not comfortable for walking.

Dewey
altrafootwear.com

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

A good, stable shoe for your base runs

I use this shoe for my base miles. I wear the Vanish Tempos for my speed work and long runs. They are fast, but slightly unstable. The firm, stable base of the Via Olympus helps my lower leg recover while maintaining enough cushion for my 225lb frame. My only complaint is that the tongue is too puffy. Even with a runner's lock, I cannot get these shoes to stay tight when I am tying them. Getting a good heel lock is very difficult and I think this leads to a lot of the wear issues people have on the inside of the shoe. It could also use a more aggressive taper at the toe to assist with toe-off.

Blaine
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

1 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

To hard under foot.

If you're looking for a cushy shoe, this isn't it. My Olympus trail running shoes felt more comfy than these on the road. I sent them back. Thanks for a great return policy,

Led
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

Fast and protective shoe.

I love Altra. When I started I trained only in Altras and my feet got so much stronger. The Via Olympus is well cushioned and a fast shoe. It's very responsive.

W
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

1 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Perhaps the worst shoes I've ever run in. What a disgrace.

I guess I'll go back to barefoot running if this is where Altra is headed. Good riddance.

GF
altrafootwear.com

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

Nice

Work as a nurse...these are somewhat stiff but not heavy and don't make my feet hurt.

Nancy
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

4 out of 5 stars

January 11, 2024

Yes

Lots good, lots of room at the front of foot with this brand. For running the shoe feels a little stiff.

Runner
altrafootwear.com

Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

3 out of 5 stars

January 9, 2024

Too hard and loud

I bought the Via Olympus 1/2 size up. After two 4-5 mile walks, I felt like I had shin splints. I decided I couldn't run in them. They were very loud on the sidewalk as well. Now,I just wear them around the house and don't exercise in them. After reading reviews on the Olympus 2, I decided to risk a try on them. They were much softer, and didn't seem quite as narrow in the mid-foot. I wasted money on the Olympus (1) but not on the Olympus 2

David
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

Just enough cushion

I have been wearing Altra Olympus fives for years. When I saw the Via Olympus for half price I thought I would would try them. Now I have a new favorite shoe. I love them both!

Bobby
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com

3 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

Not bad, but not as advertised

My review is similar to others I have read here, and from reviews from professional reviewers. The hype on this show was that it was very soft and plush. It is not. It is fairly firm. it is not as advertised. Having said that, it is a fine shoe, but it should not be marketed as a super plush shoe. The Paradigm series meets that criteria much better. I am really rooting for Altra. I grew up in Orem Utah, where the founders are from. I want them to continue to succeed. There has been too many quality and design issues. How can the company continue to make the same mistakes over and over, such as the embarrassing tongue fiasco with the Torin. Did anyone at Altra actually try the shoe on and run it it before it was released? The Mont Blanc was launched and I was excited. I went to my local shoe store and tried it on. I immediately knew the heal was a failure. How could you run in that show with no support in the heal. Another fail. I understand that there is new leadership at the top. I wish Altra the very best, but please watch what you are doing. Don't introduce a new update unless the shoe is better. Don't regress. Don't launch any shoe unless it has been tested and vetted by several different knowledgeable people. No launch is better than a bad launch. Have some pride!

Joseph
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Originally reviewed on altrafootwear.com